Press Notice 1, Session 2007-08

13 November 2007


The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) commences the 2007/08 session by taking evidence from the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, Sir Gus O’Donnell, on the work of the Cabinet Office.

Given the range of the department’s responsibilities, the session is expected to take in a large number of topics, which might include proposed constitutional changes, investigation of the Ministerial Code, or the Committee’s investigation into propriety and honours. The hearing is also an opportunity for Members to ask questions about the Cabinet Office’s performance against its targets, including targets for efficiency, staff relocation and diversity.

The evidence session will take place at 10.00am on Thursday 15 November in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.

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Committee Membership is as follows: Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase), Mr David Burrowes (Con) (Enfield, Southgate), Paul Flynn (Lab) (Newport West), David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North), Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater), Julie Morgan (Lab) (Cardiff North), Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle), Paul Rowen (Lib Dem) (Rochdale), Charles Walker (Con) (Broxbourne), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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